What's The REAL Answer To Acne Free Clear Skin?It's not like me to whinge but it really annoys me when I read all of the acne book and product sales hype on the web! The sales pages that assume you are like a 4 year old who can't see through the hype and sales pitch.I know for a fact some of the products (and namely two books in particular) do actually work....but it still bugs me that they have to go through the cheesy sales pitch because they are priced at a level that they have to get you over the "what, you want me to pay THAT much for a book" shock….Sorry if I sound a little … [Read more...]
Natural Exfoliants, Scrubs, Microdermabrasion and Peels
Facial and body scrubs are a wonderful way to lift off dead skin cells to reveal smoother glowing skin. Using ingredients like honey, brown sugar, fruits (especially tropical fruits like papaya that contain papain enzymes), you can make antioxidant rich moisturizing and smoothing recipes. Scrubs are so easy to make yet leave your skin feeling soft, supple and glowing with health. Combine these recipes with serums, cleansers and masks for a complete skin care routine and beauty spa experience at home anytime you like. Use the recipes in Natural Home Made Skin Care Recipes: Rejuvenating Renewing Masks & Treatments For Beautiful Skin for a gorgeous radiant complexion!
You can also consider products like Microdermx and amazing and effective home microdermabrasion product. A little goes a long way and leaves your skin baby's bottom soft. You'll notice a huge difference form the first use and amazing results after a week or two.
In 3 Steps... Make your own easy natural home made healing and nourishing serums, cleansers, moisturizers, masks or scrubs and enjoy clearer more radiant and younger looking skin.Acne Masks & Treatments Moisturizers & Serums Exfoliants & Scrubs Serum Wizard Cleansers Ingredient Wizard Coconut Oil Skin Care Ingredients Chart Face Mask Recipes Ingredients & Benefits List Natural Home Made Skin Care Recipes: Rejuvenating Renewing Masks & Treatments For Beautiful SkinIf you've ever wished you could have beautiful glowing bl … [Read more...]
Benefits of pineapple for skin: Pineapple is not only delicious to eat, but is a wonderfully effective natural ingredient for use in homemade peels and masks.Pineapple is rich in vitamin C, but also fruit acids and proteinases, or proteolytic enzymes that help to dissolve dead skin cells and stimulate new skin growth.This sweet tropical fruit also has anti-microbial and anti-ulcerative properties making it excellent as a base for acne prone skin.It also lightly bleaches skin removing age spots and freckles.If you want to make a really strong acid peel with pineapple and … [Read more...]
Facial scrubs are very easy to make and offer many benefits for your skin. You can use everyday ingredients from your kitchen and garden.There are many basic ingredients you can use to make a homemade facial scrub including the following:Honey, this is an essential ingredient in many facemasks and homemade facial scrub recipes because it is a natural humectant meaning it attracts moisture to itself and is therefore moisturising and hydrating for skin. Honey is also anti-bacterial and anti-microbial which means it fights acne causing bacteria, and stops it from reproducing. Honey is … [Read more...]
Sugar scrubs leave your skin feeling silky smooth and glistening with a radiant glow. By removing dull flaky or dead skin they reveal younger fresher skin.The reason sugar face and body scrubs work so well is because they work in two ways, firstly by by physically sloughing off dead skin and secondly through a process much like a chemical peel.Sugar contains glycolic acid - especially demerara sugar or molasses. Glycolic acid is well known for dissolving proteins and stimulating new cell growth to reveal a newly generated layer of skin underneath.Glycolic acid cleansers, masks and … [Read more...]
Olive oil for face cleansing: For years, people in the Mediterranean have included olive oil in their skin care routines. This oil is nourishing while cleansing and can benefit people with any skin type.To clean skin, pour a quarter-sized amount of extra virgin olive oil into the palm and use fingertips to rub it into the face in circular movements.Massage the oil in for one to two minutes, dip a wash cloth in hot water, and hold this on the face for approximately 30 seconds. Rinse the cloth with more hot water and use it to gently remove the oil. You can also add a teaspoon of honey … [Read more...]
There are so many commercial chemical peel products available to consumers.They help to lift off dead skin cells, stimulate new cell growth, lighten skin and counter free radicals because of their anti-oxidant content from vitamin C and other vitamins.You can also make a chemical peel at home using the fresh derivatives of these active ingredients.Most peels are made from one or more types of acid - usually derived from a natural source.The most popular acids used in facial chemical peel products are derived from:Milk products (lactic or malic acid) Fruit (AHA or citric … [Read more...]
Microdermabrasion is one of the most popular forms of skin renewal treatment available. Many beauty salons offer microdermabrasion treatments. Yes it is extremely effective in reducing discoloration, scarring and stimulating new cell growth, but not many of us can afford the cost of ongoing treatments to keep our skin looking young and fresh like we want it to.So what exactly is microdermabrasion, how does it work and why has it always been so expensive?Microdermabrasion uses tiny granules or crystals to "sand off" or exfoliate the surface and upper layers of your skin. This pro … [Read more...]
Paperback on AmazonHave an acne issue? see The Complete Acne BookThree steps to great looking skinProtect your skin. Avoid using chemical products - even some "natural sounding" products contain sensitizing ingredients that can damage cell membranes over time. Use sunscreen and skin care products that are rich in essential fatty acids to lock in moisture and protect against external contaminants and environmental damage. Natural oil serums and some fruit masks are ideal for this.Cleanse and properly exfoliate your skin. Avoid drying ingredients that can strip your skin and … [Read more...]
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA's) are fruit acids naturally derived from fruit extracts. Aha for skin is used in many beauty products, they help to slough off dead skin cells to reveal younger more youthful looking skin.As we age our skins renewal process slows down and these help to replace that process giving your skin a younger appearance. AHA's can be found in many fruits especially citrus varieties.Alpha Hydroxy Acids are used in hair and skin products promising to remove build up of dead skin cells, shampoo build up and more.You don't need to spend a fortune on skin care products … [Read more...]
Cocoa and cocoa butter is great for skin. Cocoa butter is very moisturizing for skin and is also excellent for reducing scarring. Here is a cocoa recipe thats great for giving your skin a stimulating boost: Cocoa Caffeine Skin Refresher1 tsp cocoa powder1 tsp honey1 tblsp cooled filtered coffee or 1 tsp coffee beans soaked in 1 tblsp boiling water1/2 a mashed avocado, banana or cucumber or you can use 2 tblsp yogurt or whipped creamMix together well and apply to your skin in gentle circular motions before leaving on for approx 5 minutes.Rinse off with warm … [Read more...]
Almond meal is a nourishing exfoliating ingredient used in many facial mask recipes and as a facial exfoliator.The meal is constituted from ground raw almonds.You can make your own almond meal by finely grinding raw almonds (not roasted because roasting changes the beneficial oils in the nuts) in a coffee grinder or a blender.Almond meal is fantastic for your skin when used in face and body scrubs for removing dead skin cells, repairing damage while moisturizing dry dehydrated skin.Almonds are high in B Vitamins plus Vitamin E, all of which are important for protecting and … [Read more...]